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Reports from DNR

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ANNANDALE - Fishing action has slowed up a little bit, as the summer patterns set it. The sunfish are still biting good in about 10 feet of water along the weedlines. The walleyes are roaming between 15 to 25 feet of water and are mainly being caught on leeches and crawlers. The northerns are biting great too in 10 to 15 feet of water along the weedlines on suckers under a bobber. The bass are up in the weeds. We’ve been hearing more reports of people catching crappies on a jig and a minnow and throwing amongst the sunnies.

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Thank you for the very vague and standard summer report.

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Just in case you are wondering BTW..... These reports are NOT from the DNR they are complied from area bait shops and placed in the local rag or the ODN .... The only true DNR fishing report is the Lake Superior North Shore Report...

Just to clarify.... grin.gifgrin.gif

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The northerns are biting great too in 10 to 15 feet of water along the weedlines on suckers under a bobber.


Definately from the baitshops. I can almost gaurantee you that I could out-fish a sucker under a bobber 2:1 with a crankbait casting along the weedline for pike.

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For numbers I would agree with that TNFL.

For size I think you are better off with the sucker under a bobber.

For what its worth, you wont find me watching a bobber though! crazy.gif

These reports can very easily be fabricated by the bait shops or whomever is providing the info, so that they gain business. I don't blame them, if I owned a bait shop you surely would never see a report in my shop that says:

"Horrible week of fishing. Very little action being reported."

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I don't even read the fishing reports in the ODN any more.

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For those going to fish Sugar Lake. The DNR is doing surveying out there. The have gill nets set out on south end, the east shore near the point, and on the north end. They are marked, They were planning on putting more out, but at this time I do not know where they put them.

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This report is from me, not the DNR.

on maple this past week. caught 1 bass 19-20" 4+lbs on tuesday lost 1 northern that bit on a sunnie i was reeling in. lost another northern trolling and caught 1 northern on sat. morning with about 20 sunnies to boot. i need to get into casting cranks more, i have been trolling or fishing under a bobber.

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Yep, we finished our fish assessment of Sugar Lake last Friday. Preliminary results show the catch rate of northern pike was 9.1/gill net down from 22/gill net in 1998. The average length of northern pike was 19.4 inches and weighed 1.9 lbs. The largest pike was 35 1/2 inches. Walleye catch was 2.9 fish/ gill net with an average length of 19.5 inches and 3.2 lbs with the largest walleye being 28 inches. We caught very few muskies last week, however this spring, we caught 106 fish ranging from 28 inches to 51 inches with an average length of 41 inches. We post the results of all our lake surveys on the Montrose Area Web Site usually within a week after survey completion. To get to our site go to the main DNR website and type in Montrose in the search box and click on the first link then click on lake surveys to view the results.

Happy Fishing!!!

War Eagle

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hows the bass fishing been out on sugar?

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I agree with Smallie, some people copy the local bait shop report. Don't call it from the DNR.

Call it for what it really is.

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